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May 29, 2012
Use Planned Giving to Leave a Legacy with OHS
The Daughter of Dawn
2012 deadCENTER Film Festival
June 10, 2012 12:30 and 2:30pm
OKC Museum of Art
The Daughter of Dawn is an 80-minute, six-reel silent film shot in July of 1920 in
the Wichita Mountains of southwest Oklahoma. The story, played by an all-Indian
cast of 300 Comanches and Kiowas, includes a four-way love story, two buffalo
hunt scenes, a battle scene, village scenes, dances, deceit, courage, hand to hand
combat, love scenes, and a happy ending. The Indians, who had been on the
reservation less than fifty years, brought with them their own tipis, horses, clothing,
and material culture. The lead actor is White Parker, the son of the great
Comanche leader Quanah Parker.
The script for the movie was developed by Norbert Myles, an actor, writer and
director brought into the project by Richard Banks who started the Texas Film
Company in 1916. Myles wrote on the cover of his script that, "This story has been
made possible by R.E. Banks, whose knowledge of the Indian, and of his traditions,
was gained during the twenty-five years that he lived with them."
For a full
5/31 Open Day at Turkey
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